Thursday, September 26, 2013
Some Not Surprising Predictions For NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel, Bryan Singer, and Ronald D. Moore
NBC - Universal / SyFy Channel will always continue to be the corporation that fails miserably at managing anything Science Fiction related and "Battlestar Galactica" related. And not making noteworthy money from both as a consequence.
Bryan Singer -
Let's face it. When anybody ends up at the SyFy Channel making monster movies for them (for any reason) their career is pretty much toast. If Singer did direct "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and the movie actually was made for release in 2014, it will only be a marginal success overall, splitting its modest box office takes domestically and internationally combined, as all of the "X-Men" movies have only ever done. Singer will continue to be a "Floater" in Hollywood. Going from the occasional low budget television production...to the occasional low budget "Magnum Gold Ice Cream" commercials...to the occasional low budget theatrical film. The modest box office take of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will see to it that all of Singer's post "X-Men: DOFP" films will be low budget (if in fact, Singer really did direct it.) The SyFy Channel of course, always being Bryan Singer's home base throughout all of it. From here on in, Bryan Singer will be "On Call" to the SyFy Channel 24 to 7...his new permanent employer when not working on other peripheral and low budget projects.
Ronald D. Moore -
"Helix" will come and go on the SyFy Channel without a whimper or a bang (much the same way "Sharknado" did) and eventually join "Sharknado" in the cobwebbed "$5.00 Discount DVD bins at Wal-Mart."
Ronald D. Moore will also continue to not make a noteworthy name for himself in Hollywood except for being...."that former 'Star Trek' staff writer / producer who used to work for Rick Berman."
A couple of things simultaneously did in NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel, Bryan Singer, and Ronald D. Moore in their individual and collective attempts at trying to be profitable in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
1. Their individual and collective lack of talent and lack of inspired thinking in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres...not translating into mass market successes.
2. Their individual and collective, spoken and unspoken adversarial stances against Science Fiction and Fantasy fans. Spoken: "It's our f***ed way or the highway with the Sci-Fi Channel and 'Battlestar Galactica.'" Unspoken: Fake press releases throughout the years announcing projects that never come to fruition.
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.
Posted by Languatron at 11:57 AM